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action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leaders and brushes aside criticism that there was no face-to-face meeting. >> the president has met with and spent time on the phone with prime minister netanyahu more than with any leader since he took office. and that is reflective of the importance of and the closeness of the relationship between the united states and israel. >> reporter: the white house would not say if the two leaders talked about the so-called red line, which of course is a key issue. and no specifics on how they will stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. but they did agree to "continue their regular consultations on this issue." wolf. >> dan lothian reporting from the whi
vegas. then at the annual u.n. meeting where rogue nations are calling for a new world order, obama snubbed key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> so how much of the campaign is this going to be? the romney campaign is debating how forcefully to engage the libya issue. some are advising it's good to use as a stand-in for overall failures of the president. romney tries to do that in a wall street op-ed writing disturbing developments are sweeping across the greater middle east, these developments are not, as president obama says, mere bumps in the road. they are major issues that put our security at risk. yet amid this upheaval, our country seems to be at the mercy. >> the response was slow, it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of bagger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling lit literally before our eyes an on tvs.
ready for wednesday's rumble. >> well, the president's the president. he was at the u.n. giving two major speeches. he's been dealing with all sorts of international business, domestic business. he is at the white house a lot of the time preparing and i can tell you that his -- they have had to cancel times when he might or might not have been able to do preparation. it's my understanding mitt romney spent four or five days secluded somewhere. had five debates in 24 hours or 48 hours. and has senator portman with him every day on the airplane practicing. i'm here. i'm not traveling with the president or doing any of this. >> more expectations setting from senator kerrly and also making the point that being the job of president gets in the way of debate prep and leaving town and leaving washington helps for the president and doesn't hurt, wolf, picked a battleground state, nevada, to do the debate prep and going to other states. >> not far from denver, either. >> an easy jump over. also learning new details about how mitt romney's preparing for his first face to face contest with the
fraud. >>> the battle of the speeches at the u.n. general assembly. the president of the plin authority and israel prime minister slamming each other. israel rejects the two state solution and waging a war on ethnic cleansing of palestinians benjamin netanyahu denies. >> translator: israel refuses to end the occupation and refuseses to allow the palestinian people to obtain their rights and freedom and rejects the establishment of the estate of palestine. >> we won't solve our conflict with libellous peaches at the u.n. ly bell -- libelous speeches at the u.n. we have to sit together and compromise in which we recognize the one and only jewish state. >> remember, it's all about palestine and whether it should become a state alongside israel. throw in jerusalem and who should claim that city as their capital, you have centuries long tension. joining us is an international human rights lawyer and founder of "islamic pasi phils" in the post osama era. wow, working on anything else? takes guts to accuse a jewish guy of ethnic cleansing. >> i think what most vuers need to understand, general
, to resign as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and yesterday, here's the response as they try and move forward and turn the majpage. congressman paul ryan and paul mccain. take a look at this approach. >> the response was slow. it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know that it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibili
, instead of jim lehrer. >> whatever it takes to keep american's attention. >>> foreign news this morning, u.n. security council is condemning syria after artillery strike on a turkish border town that killed five civilians. syria apologized. fears of cross border war triggered protests. police used tear gas and water cannons to barack reak up prote thousands. >>> struggling to put out a wildfire. the fire fueled by bone dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres. some people in shelton, 40 miles from seattle, were forced from their homes. others were put on notice to be ready to get out. >>> american airlines is canceling dozens of flights just before the holiday weekend. as it scrambles to fix loose passenger seats. airline executives are not blaming the problem on its own work force. they claim it is a combination of wear, poor design and spilled soda, can you believe that, causing seat clamps to fail. the repairs should be repaired by monday. >> be careful with your sodas. >>> major financial headline this morning, record low rates for mortgage loans. the rates fell for a second week in a r
the u.n. general assembly. our foreign affairs correspondent is joining us. good to see you in person, ellise. it is always bad news. what do we expect to hear from the foreign minister, and also, are people going to be listening to what he has to say? >> well, actually, suzanne, he is speaking right now on the floor of the u.n. general assembly talking about how the syrian regime understands that it needs to have political reforms, but it really says that extremists and insurgents are hijacking the process and stopping the regime from making these reforms and killing people in the process. let's take a listen to this. >> i've returned to tell you that the state and syria has taken serious and important reform measures that were culminated in a new constitution that embras -- this is the terrorist bombing that recently took place in damascus on the 26th of september in 2012. >> a terrorist group, one of al qaeda's, took the responsibility for this attack, and it is not surprising that the security council has failed to condemn this and other terrorist bombings because some of its memb
, but it's not nearly what most americans think it is. >> and as a matter of fact, while he was at the u.n., he was told that one of his top aides indeed was arrested for making a comment that apparently insultdinsultd -- insulted the supreme leader. he called for a red line saying that diplomacy hasn't done anything to stop it. sanctions not so much. even though they are proving effective. at one point, benjamin netanyahu really drew a red line, his own red line. take a look. >> here are the facts. where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> what is really so fascinating about this is that the iran supreme leader has not yet made the decision whether or not to build any sort of an atomic weapon, but clearly that is what everybody in that region is worried about. are we looking at a targeted military strike, another war, if, in fact, iran does go over that 90% mark that netanyahu is talking about? >> well, i think you're right to say if they were suddenly to anno
to the u.n. deliberately misled people on the attack on the consulate in libya. rice said earlier it was spontaneous violence over an antimuslim film, but now confirmed it was a terror attack. the white house says her statements were based on information that they had at the time. >>> pope benedict's former butler is on trial today at the vatican. he is accused of leaking hundreds of secret pages from the pontiff's personal apartment to an italian journalist. if convicted, he could spend up to eight years in prison. he has pleaded not guilty. a vatican computer technician is also on trial. >>> the real refs came back to the nfl on thursday without a done deal. now, the return is official by a vote of 112 to 5 referees today. decided to ratify their new eight-year deal with the nfl. immediately following the vote in irving, texas, the refs scrambled to catch flights for those sunday games. a lot of fans and players are happy are about that. >>> more engine trouble for the boeing 787 dreamliner. just two months after an engine cracked and failed during a test aboard a boeing 787, fe
the u.n. general assembly, a cameraman traveling with his delegation was making a covert getaway. contacting american authorities to seek asylum. >> hassan golkanbhan was reportedly apart of ahmadinejad's inner circle for several years. could be a major intelligence loss for the normally tight-lipped iranian government. with us now is the attorney for golkanbhan here in the united states paul o'dwyer. welcome to the program. so he, he came here for the u.n. general assembly, and then contacted authorities. why is he seeking asylum? >> well, he's seeking asylum because he obviously does not want to return to live in iran. >> why? >> concerns about -- first of all, he does not want to continue to live in the regime, and he is offended by how the regime treats people, about how it treats its enemies, about how it treats the iranian people, about the level of persecution there. and he also has concerns about now about his own safety. when he came here, he was, as you say, he was a cameraman with the entourage. he came here with the understanding that he was to take the deal of the --
of the fire. >> the secretary of state hillary clinton mentioned that there's this u.n. soalled friends of syria, and they pledged more than $50 million for the opposition, whether it be in weapons or whether it be to help refugees, et cetera. has that message gotten to the opposition. if so, what is their reaction and when do they expect that assistance? >> well, fredrickfredricka, the has gotten to the opposition, but the opposition is grateful for this assistance, and they have been. the u.s. and other countries have given, you know, have given money and aid in the past, but the opposition, and especially the rebels have said from day one what they need more than anything is they need more artillery. they need more firepower. they need anti-aircraft guns and anti-tank guns. they're running low on supplies, they don't have those supplies. the u.s. since they started aiding the opposition, has said they don't want to further militarize this conflict. they only want to send in nonlethal assistance, things like satellite phones and computers or food or medical supplies. and so you have t
government, to nato, to the u.n. special envoy to syria. and nato held emergency talks specifically on this issue at their headquarters in brussels. they were invoked under article iv saying any one ally in the military alliance can hold consultations if there's a threat to one of their security. a big question will be what will happen after this. this is the first exchange of fire really that we've heard about. but it's important to note syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down a turkish military reconnaissance jet last june killing two pilots. the turks were of course furious. all their allies condemned this, but we didn't really see any steps taken in the immediate aftermath of that. the turks are now saying that they will respond to any type of provocation. it will be important to see whether or not more military steps will be taken by the turks. and we're getting reports that they're going to be addressing this very security issue with the syrians at a meeting of the turkish parliament on thursday morning. >> and i'm sure there's intense conversations going on between turkish au
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